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didn't understand obama. i liked romney's style, i didn't like the president laying down. >> rose: we conclude this evening with barbara, a computer scientist and author, her book on voting heens is called broken ballots, will your vote count. >> we want americans to know a great democracy deserves a great voting system and right now we have a third grade voting system which is just not worthy of our democracy, we are also very concerned that if there is a very close election or multiple close races in the upcoming election and it seems likely there will be, that if people don't trust the outcome, that is really bad for our democracy. >> rose: the president's debate and the political race when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin this evening with politics, governor romney was the clear winner last night in the first of the three presidential debates, his performance revived a campaign dogged by weakening pol
, but as a political tactic, it clearly has some significant advantages. >> rose: so governor romney has to drill down on those same points he made. >> it is an open question whether he has to trill down, i am not sure how much detail voters really demand. you look at -- you just look at the numbers yourselves, if you write about these things or you look at the various independent estimates, the fact is his numbers don't quite add up, they just don't, and so there is a real question of what he will then do if he is elected. i am not sure, however, that he actually has to lay that out before the election. i think there is a chance how politics work and the way swing voters work, they are not reading ceo reports. it is not clear to me he actually has to lay this out -- >> rose: what do you think swing voters are looking for? >> well, that sat good question. i mean, i agree with what mark said. i think first of all swing voters want to sigh some sense of energy and optimism and particularly from a challenger competence and i think romney who i always thought romney would clear that bar. i always thought
, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed in the turkish town of akcakale. they have warned of prompt action if their security was threatened again. turkey has provided support for the opposition free syrian army and the turkish military has been building up tanks. turkey has provided support for the opposition for syrian army and turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. >>> u.s. secretary of hillary clinton has condemned syria for its part in the exchange of fire. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the bo
-wing shift of the court, and when a romney presidency would mean, and what a second term for president obama would mean, in terms of if one of the justices steps down. >> it is hard to talk about that. we do not wish bill on any of them, but i think if romney is elected president, he has the potential, given that there are urt, hetes on the cor certainly has the ability to cement the ultraconservative old in this court will into the next generation. if ruth bader ginsburg steps down, and she's has said that she will step down at some point, romney could certainly cement that shift for generations and generations. if obama is reelected and again, if ginsburg steps down, a likely, he would replace her with another woman, another moderate to liberal justice. i think we would see things pretty much stayed the way they have been over the past several years. this election has huge implications for the future of this country. i think a republican presidency could certainly alter the shift, cement it well into a right-leaning direction, for many years to come. >> thank you for being with us, preside
. president obama staring down, not making eye contact with governor romney nor the audience. that visual cue it's almost accepting the other guy's making a point you need to deal with as opposed to forcefully kind of staring them down in a pose of reputation. you never saw that with president obama tonight. i thought it was a curiously passive performance, and there's a lot of things that mitt romney said tonight that he's never said before. he said i'm not, there's going to be no fax cuts for upper income earners. no cuts to medicare. those are positions we've not heard from governor romney before. he said a lot of specific things in this debate. he's been criticized for not having specifics. some of the specifics were easily challengeable by the president. the president didn't challenge him on the specifics in any way. and again, i think that's, speaks to him playing it very safe. that four corners offensive, that practice prevent defense and mike is right in the sense governor romney got done what he needed to get done is get voters to give him another look. >> rose: people say the first
continues down the road toward totalitarianism. >> sound unfamiliar? as president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first time, we break the sound barrier by expanding the debate in real time to include two candidates shut out of the major political parties. the green party's jill stein and the justice party's rocky anderson. expanding the debate. this is what democracy sounds like. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road in denver, colorado. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in denver wednesday night in the first of three presidential campaigns. drilling obama in the polls of several battleground states, romney sought to rejuvenate his campaign with an attack on what he called president obama's policies of trickle-down government. >> i am concerned the path we're on has been unsuccessful. the president has a view to one similar when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government spending more, taxing more, regulating more -- a trickle- down governme
to as you're driving the other way down the freeway. ok. just time to remind you of what is barack obama and mitt romney are in denver as they prepare for the first of three presidential debates. the challenger is looking to cut into the president's albeit narrow, lead. that's it for gmt. stay with us on "bbc world news." plenty more. >> make sense of international news at >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles
, colorado, in littleton, colorado. gun-control advocates are urging president obama and mitt romney to discuss this subject. the debate takes place near the movie theater where 12 people were gunned down this past july as well as columbine. the mass shooting was carried out by a former university of cholera -- call run a graduate student. for the first time in 40 years, in diversity is the following those with concealed carry permits to have handguns. boulder's online newspaper ""the daily camera" spoke to students about the ruling. >> we should not let people bring guns onto campus. we need to restrict the right to people who have be with us, close ally of dr. martin luther king. he is based here in denver. he helped to write the speech concealed and carry application processes. criminal to not pay attention to no gun crimes. >> i believe constitutional rights should be upheld for citizens. that being said, it does concern me a little bit about the stability of everyone on a college campus. people are under stress or not always sober. stuff can happen. i feel a little uneasy about
obama?" >> gross domestic product. >> gross domestic product. governor romney wants to bring government spending per g.d.p. to g.d.p. down to 20%. and he has a theory that says that if you do that and you do the other things that he's going to do with the tax code that he is going to get economic growth. and so the second thing i'm listening for is, "what is their solution to the situation we're in right now with the economy? how are they going to solve the deficit problem and also increase job creation?" and i'd like to hear that explained clearly, because they have two very different philosophies. third, i think that if the debates do their job, we're going to be able to answer the question, "what are the sacrifices either one is going to ask us to make?" >> such as reforming social security, medicare, higher taxes, lower taxes? >> yes. and on the table are all sorts of things that many people value a great deal and we may not be able to afford anymore. so should we have deductibility for second home mortgages? should we have deductibility for high-cost homes? should we have health in
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